Meaning of “harsh” - Learner’s Dictionary

harsh

adjective uk us /hɑːʃ/
CRUEL

cruel, unkind, or unpleasant in a way that seems unfair:

Taking him out of the game was a bit harsh.
DIFFICULT

very cold, dangerous, or unpleasant and difficult to live in:

harsh conditions
STRONG

too strong, bright, loud, etc:

harsh chemicals
harsh lighting
harshly adverb
harshness noun [ U ]

(Definition of “harsh” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)